What would you put in an erotic romance #spanking gift basket?

I am donating an “erotic romance” gift basket to the Ozark Romance Authors to be raffled at its annual conference on September 21, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri. Since I write domestic discipline and spanking romances, I decided to give the basket a spanking theme. But the question is, what can I include that won’t break the bank?

  • I bought a really cool basket (so cool, I’m tempted to keep it and purchase another for the raffle) and plan to include:
  • A print copy of Spanked! a domestic discipline anthology that includes Intimate Submission and Secret Desires, my first two spanking stories.
  • Wooden spoons
  • A ruler
  • A hair brush
  • A fly swatter shaped like a hand
  • An Amazon gift certificate
  • Some SWAG

I need things that show well and that have other uses besides spanking so that the basket has mass appeal.

Any suggestions?

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16 Responses to What would you put in an erotic romance #spanking gift basket?

  1. How about some nice lotions for after care?

  2. Sue Lyndon says:

    What a cool idea! How about a rubber spatula? Those are handy. For cooking, among other things. 🙂

  3. Renee Rose says:

    hmmm… I can’t think of anything else, sounds like you’ve thought of everything. I like the lotion for after care idea… and the spatula.

  4. Alice Dark says:

    I’m with Celeste on this one. Aftercare is important! I like Strawberry Body Butter best. But I’ve also tried Medina’s Coconut Butter. 🙂

  5. Cara Bristol says:

    All good ideas. Thank you. Please, keep them coming.

  6. Perhaps you could include wine or “bottom heavy” glasses along with a list of recipes or just the winning version of the ingredients for making your “Bottom Burner.” If alcohol isn’t allowed, then consider offering a virgin version if possible.

  7. houston_switch says:

    Dice and deck of cards… great to have when playing sexy (spanking) games.

  8. A few naughty things like a pretty scarf or a blindfold, a bowl scraping spatula, bubble bath, a feather duster or little tickler, hot fudge, body candle wax, a mini flogger, heart or red candles.

  9. Perhaps a gift-certificate for a Victoria’s Secret or another lingerie type outlet. -You could include a catalog.

    And Cara, you mention Amazon for a gift-certificate, perhaps Loose-Id or Blushing Books or one of the other Romance Authors purchase sites.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      I thought of the others, Joseph, specifically Loose Id, but its gift certificate is only electronic. With Amazon, I can put a gift card in the basket.

  10. Hand made chocolate paddles? You can’t have a gift basket without chocolate 🙂

  11. Wines have all kinds of great names, check this one out! http://spankingbottomwine.com/

  12. Cara Bristol says:

    You all are fabulous!

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